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The Board of County Commissioners met in special session at 1:00 p.m. with all members and the chief deputy clerk present.  The meeting was called to accept the bid on repair of the screening plant, to review the county’s drug and alcohol policy, discuss yield signs versus stop signs on Road 15, to review a road crossing permit, and to discuss addendums to the building project at the fairgrounds.


Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, Tom Kramer, Road Foreman, Steve Eddie, Steve Eddie Machine and Robert Myers, Central States Mechanical were present.  Bids were as follows: Steve Eddie Machine $12,839.40, Larry’s Welding Service $14,240.00, M&N Welding & Machine for $5,995.00, Central States Mechanical for $12,340.00.  Gene Schwein made the motion to accept the low bid from M&N Welding for $5,995.00 upon contingency the bid will fulfill requirements of the contract.  If M&N Welding is unable to follow contract requirements Central States Mechanical with the bid of $12,340.00 will be accepted.  Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.  The commissioners and Tom Kramer contacted Mike Blackmore and he will comply as specified in the bid contract.


Frank Goldsby presented a new Drug & Alcohol Policy that was sent to him by The Consortium for approval.  Carl Higgs made the motion to approve the Drug & Alcohol Policy as submitted with inclusions made by Frank Goldsby.  Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.


Gene Schwein made the motion to rescind a resolution for yield signs in two locations on Road 15.  Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.  A resolution will be written to place stop signs at those locations and add two more stop signs on that road.


The commissioners reviewed and approved a road-crossing permit for Santa Fe Dairy.


Carl Higgs made the motion to accept an addendum to bid documents to the Fairgrounds Metal Building Project.  Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. 


Addendum items are:


A.        Specifications


1.Delete Sec. #1 (one) Paragraph (four).

Change to read:  The placement of the steel supports (columns) for this building, if required, will match the bay sizes of the existing structure.  This building shall have a minimum center open-space of 65’-0” x 75’0”.


B.         Specifications


1.                  Delete Sec. #5 (five) paragraph 3 (three).

Change to read:  The New Building shall match the existing building with respect to the following:  height, color, style, 26 gauge, and the metal pattern (section) shall be of comparable strength.


The commissioners adjourned at 2:15 p.m. to meet again in regular session on May 7, 2002.



Linda McHenry, County Clerk                          Madison Traster, Chairman